Guest Nation Program Information

2018 GN Italy
AAOS Welcomes Italy as Guest Nation

Help us welcome Italy as the Guest Nation for the AAOS 2018 Annual Meeting.

History of the Guest Nation Program

The AAOS Guest Nation Program was inaugurated in 2005 to foster greater recognition and awareness of the contributions made to the practice of orthopaedics by orthopaedic surgeons from around the globe and to enhance the robust international flavor and excitement of the AAOS Annual Meeting. Guest Nation honorees include:

YearCountry
2005Spain
2006Argentina
2007Thailand
2008AAOS 75th Anniversary
2009Brazil
2010Mexico
2011Turkey
2012Japan
2013Canada
2014France
2015China
2016Colombia
2017India
2018Italy 


Special events/activities for the Guest Nation country include:

  • A Guest Nation symposium
  • Scientific Posters from the Guest Nation country
  • A Guest Nation exhibit stand
  • Special promotion of the Guest Nation country
  • A speech by the president of the Guest Nation country at Your Academy


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